Photo: Dawn on Ban Krut.

Things to see and do

Wat Thang Sai
Northern headland, Ban Krut

It's beautiful, and the hilltop perch offers stunning views of the coastline both to the north and the south (though better to the south as trees now obscure much of the northward aspect), and inland towards the Burmese border. The seated Buddha isn't at the summit but still offers great views to the south, west and east. A couple of drink stalls are here, should you need to refuel. From ... Read more about Wat Thang Sai .

Wat Tham Khiriwong
A few km north of Ban Krut

The cave temple is set behind a couple of enormous and beautiful trees and is reached by a short flight of stairs to a raised platform lined with temple bells; about half way along you'll see the entrance to the cave. The cave has two main chambers, packed with what we thought were some rather eerie looking Buddhas -- there was something disconcerting about their eyes. In the second chamber are ... Read more about Wat Tham Khiriwong .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ban Krut? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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